The women's team
won six matches in its inaugural season after an 8-1 defeat of
Oxford Emory College
on April 10.
men's season ended at 10-8 after winning at Georgia
At the Piedmont College Spring Invitational in
March 27-29, the men finished 3rd out of
9 teams in the tournament. The men will play Thomas University
at Jekyll Island today.
The women played in the SCAD Women's Spring
Invitational in Savannah March 27-29.
Both teams will play in the NJCAA Region 17 Championship
(Division II, 54 holes) on Jekyll Island's Pine Lakes Course
Men's Golf Schedule
The overall record for the
spring season stands at
18-13 after splitting games with Middle Georgia
on April 8. The Lady Mariners play next on the home
field April 16 against Andrew College. Game times are 1 and 3
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the complete schedule
14 - Phi Theta Kappa
15 - Honors Day
15 - Phi Theta Kappa
16 - The Return of Fat Daddy
College Foundation Benefit Performance
King and Prince
Beach & Golf Resort
19 - Coastal Scholars:
Prof. Jeff LeMeiux
"A Brief Survey of Contemporary Art &
Discussion of Its Implications"
Academic Building Room 103
21-24 - Men's and Women's Golf NCAA Region 17
Pine Lakes Course
28 - Seaswells
First Copy Program
29 - Coastal Cafe Closes for Renovations
29 - CCGA Spring Cross Country Series
Behind SAC, near the lake
30 - Expanding Your
9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
04 - Law Day
Read more in this newsletter
07 - Graduation
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Howard Coffin Gym
12 - Jeff
14 - Apryl
15 - Lisa
22 - Jean
22 - Mia
23 - Michael
27 - Jennifer
The United Way of Coastal Georgia is organizing their
annual "Days of Caring" activities for May 19-29. Dr.
Clayton Hurd invites faculty and staff to participate and is hoping
to gather a CCGA team. This year's projects include:
· In Glynn County - remodeling the
interior and exterior of the Mary House Day Care on Hunter Street in
· In McIntosh County - remodeling the
interior and exterior of the Scout Hut on Broad Street in Darien.
If you are interested in participating at some level on one
of these projects, please contact Dr. Hurd.
Jekyll Island Beach Sweep Nets Half Ton of Garbage
The College's first-ever Ultimate Beach Sweep on Jekyll
Island Saturday, April 2, hauled in 1,000 pounds - 200 pounds of
trash and 800 pounds of debris, according to Andrew Smith, Director
of Student Activities. Forty volunteers - students, staff and
faculty - logged 80 total community service hours in the clean up
effort coordinated by Erica England for the Jekyll Island
Foundation Trustees Commit to Fundraising Goal
- that's the goal for the College Foundation's 2011 Annual Fund
Campaign. $360,000.00 of that goal is the Community Campaign,
representing a 44% increase over the amount achieved in 2010. But
Community Campaign co-chairs Laura McKinley and Jack Kilgore are
optimistic that the goal will be reached.
"This community has been galvanized by the exciting
changes they are witnessing at the College of Coastal Georgia,"
Kilgore notes. "The business community recognizes what this
means to the long-term economic development of this region. They are
supportive of Dr. Hepburn's stewardship and energy. They also
recognize they are investing in the future - future employees, future
entrepreneurs, future leaders, and more business in the area."
"Individuals recognize how important the College is
to community wellbeing," McKinley adds. "College towns buzz
with team spirit, arts, and the energy of young people. Add the beach
and our sunshine - you have just about the perfect place to live.
"Even more important, the College has been
thoughtful in developing new degree programs. They are in fields that
are natural to this area, as well as beneficial, and improve the
quality of life right here. Develop the best nurses and you have the
best health care. Graduate highly-qualified teachers and you have a
high-quality school system. Teach students about coastal ecology and
they'll help protect and preserve our natural beauty. People really
get that - it's important to them."
Foundation strategies to meet the 2011 goal include
rallying alumni and growing the total number of donors by 20 percent.
The 2011 goal for faculty and staff participation is
Read more about the 2011 Annual Fund Campaign.
Chairmen's Capital Campaign Launched
College Foundation Chair Bill Torrey and Chair-elect
Rees Sumerford believe they've identified the one thing that could
impede the continuing growth of the Coastal Georgia - lack of
on-campus student housing. They've made it their top fundraising
Even without student residences, enrollment has grown
40% over the past two years, due in large part to the new four-year
degrees now being offered. But to effectively expand beyond a
commuter-based two-year college, the school must offer living
accommodations and on-campus dining options to attract traditional
students from across the region, according to the Foundation's
strategic plan for 2010-2012. The goal of the College, outlined in 2020
Vision: A Decade and Beyond, is for 20% of fulltime students to
be living on campus by the end of the decade.
The first phase in addressing the transition from
commuter to destination college is Lakeside Village - the 350-bed
residence hall scheduled for occupancy in August 2011 - and the
dining options that will be housed in the Campus Center and operated
by Chartwells, also on target for August.
At their March meeting, Foundation trustees ratified a
$300,000 allocation to begin developing plans for the second phase of
student housing. And in April, Torrey and Sumerford launch their Chairmen's
Capital Campaign: identifying 50 visionary donors, each of whom
will contribute $10,000 during 2011 to move forward on the next
student-housing construction project.
"Rees and I thought the occasion of the 50th
anniversary of the College was a good time to introduce this new
fund," Torrey said. "Our goal is to use the proceeds from
this campaign to underwrite details of architectural design and
infrastructure for new building projects before a bond package can be
presented for sale. It would keep us moving forward without using
money from our regular operating budget, which funds scholarships and
other campus programs."
Seven Compton Scholars Will Be Recognized During April
15 Honors Day Program
Six plan to attend Coastal Georgia
For fourteen years, the College has honored outstanding
graduating seniors from the seven area high schools as Compton
Scholars who demonstrate community service and academic
achievement. Those who opt to attend Coastal Georgia are each
awarded a $1,500 academic scholarship by the College Foundation to
support their studies.
The Compton Scholars for 2011 will be recognized during
the Honors Day program on Friday, April 15, 2- 4 p.m., at the
Southeast Georgia Conference Center.
Mallorie Alaine Blount, Brunswick
Brunswick High School (BHS)
Mallorie plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia
as a radiologic science student.
Chelan Copeland, Jesup
Wayne County High School (WCHS)
Chelan plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia as
a pre-pharmacy major.
Jakob Feeney, Darien
McIntosh Academy (MA)
Jakob plans to continue his studies at the College of
Tara Danielle Hall, St. Marys
Camden County High School (CCHS)
Tara plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia as a
Ansley Morgan, Brunswick
Frederica Academy (FA)
Ansley plans to attend the University of Georgia.
Jessica Michelle Skipper, Nahunta
Brantley County High School (BCHS)
Jessica plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia
as a pre-pharmacy major with the expectation of completing her
doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Georgia.
Taylor Zachry, St. Simons Island
Glynn Academy (GA)
Taylor will continue her family's tradition of attending
the College of Coastal Georgia, majoring in Coastal Ecology, with the
goal of earning a Ph.D. in science and studying cephalopods.
Read more about these talented
Betsy Harris Hired as Women's Basketball Coach
College Athletic Director Dr. William "Bee"
Carlton announced the hiring of Betsy Harris as head women's
"We are very happy to welcome Coach Harris to the
Coastal Georgia family," Carlton said. "She is an
outstanding addition to our staff, with a strong background as a
player and coach. She is an experienced recruiter who will be able to
attract gifted student-athletes to the campus. We look forward to
adding women's basketball to our athletic offerings next fall. I am
confident that our student body, fans and players will enjoy the
energy and competitiveness that Coach Harris's teams will bring to
Harris responded, "I am very excited to be here at
the College of Coastal Georgia as the head women's basketball coach.
I thank Dr. Hepburn, Dr. Carlton, and the search committee for this
great opportunity to build and lead the school's first women's
basketball program. This is truly a blessing and I look forward to
whatever lies ahead."
Harris spent seven seasons (2003-2010) as an assistant coach at
the University of West Alabama (UWA) in Livingston, the last four as
associate head coach. She was instrumental in the development of West
This past season, Harris served as an assistant coach at
Meridian Community College. She previously spent two years at UWA as
well as assistant coaching stints at Troy and East Central Community
College in Mississippi.
Harris was a four-year starter in the University of
Alabama backcourt, helping to lead the Crimson Tide to three
consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and one Final Four. She was
named NCAA Midwest Regional MVP and received Final Four
All-Tournament honors as a senior in 1994. Harris holds the record
for most career three-pointers, with 272, made at Alabama and ranks
sixth in Alabama's career points with 1,519.
After graduating from Alabama with a B.S. in Sports
Management, Harris played professional basketball for four years,
primarily in Europe, and attended the Women's National Basketball
Association training camp with the Detroit Shock in 1998. She
completed her M.A. in Teaching at UWA in 2001.
State Attorney General Keynote Speaker for Law Day
Program Hosted on Campus
General Samuel S. Olens
On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the College, in partnership
with the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association, will sponsor the
2011 Law Week Lecture. This year's keynote speaker will be
Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens. The theme for this
year's Law Day is "The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to
Guantanamo." The lecture will begin at 1:00 p.m. in
the Southeast Georgia Conference Center.
Additionally, the Liberty Bell Award will be presented,
recognizing an outstanding non-lawyer who has made a selfless
contribution to the community that strengthens the effectiveness of
the American system of justice. The categories of community service
to be considered include activities that:
a better understanding of our form of government, especially the
Bill of Rights;
greater respect for the law and the courts;
a deeper sense of individual responsibility;
to the effective functioning of our institutes of government;
a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.
This year's recipient of the Liberty Bell Award is
Elouise Clinch, the Private Bar Coordinator for the Brunswick and
Waycross offices of Georgia Legal Services.
Coastal Georgia and Glynn County Schools Collaborate
to Motivate Young Women in Science with Expanding Your Horizons Day
Twelve faculty members will present fun and fascinating
workshops to girls in grades 5-8 to encourage them to take science
and math classes and consider careers in related fields. Community
volunteers developed seven additional workshops on topics ranging
from GPS to pathology. The girls and their parents will be
participating in Expanding Your Horizons Day on campus Saturday,
"Bubbly Bakers" in the microbiology lab
Jennifer Hatchel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology
"Career Options in Nursing"
Diane Denton, R.N., M.S.N., Assistant Professor of
Beverly Rowe, R.N., M.S.N., Associate Professor of
"Fun with Acids and Bases"
Andrea Wallace, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry
"Logically Correct Reasoning"
Catherine Culver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of
"Looking Into Radiologic Science"
Bonnie M. Tobias, Director of Radiologic Technology
"Monsters Inside Me"
Robin Bradshaw, Instructor of Clinical Laboratory
"It's in Your Brain"
Carla Bluhm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology
"Physics and Fun Everywhere!"
Ntungwa Maasha, Ph.D., Professor of Physics
"Polymers Can Be Fun"
Leon Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of
"Science and Math Can Be Fun!"
Sarah Hartman, Assistant Professor of Education
James Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Biology
Providing Dining Options for the Mariners' Galley
the Campus Center opens this fall, Chartwells will be providing the
dining services available to students, faculty and staff beginning
August 15. A premier higher education food service provider, their
reputation is built on a foundation of quality, healthy eating
options, service, and innovation.
Chartwells' March 29 presentation on main campus, Rochelle Reese,
Director of Dining, stressed freshness, variety, and genuine
hospitality. Food items will labeled with nutrition information and
served in an open-kitchen format with an 18-day menu cycle to avoid
repetition. Web pages will provide menu postings, nutrition charts
and calculations, as well as feedback options. To reduce their carbon
footprint, the dining service will offer reusable eco-clamshells and
cups. Chartwells will also stage twice-monthly cooking classes, free
to the first ten students who register (maximum ten per class).
described three formats that will be offered in the Mariners' Galley:
Kitchen - an open-kitchen platform with experienced chefs;
- self-assisted service including cereals, juices, and desserts;
Market - market-style displays of fresh vegetables, salads, and
options include baked goods, specialty sandwiches, pizza and pasta
through Friday, breakfast will be served from 7-10 a.m., lunch from
11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner from 5-8 p.m. The service will not be open
on weekends, but according to Reese, students can pre-order
weekend-to-go meals for $5/meal on Thursdays to pick up on Friday
afternoons or bring in their eco-clamshells
for self-service takeout. In addition to the Galley, Chartwells plans
to operate the Dockside Deli in the Andrews Building on main campus
and at the Camden Center.
and faculty will be encouraged to use the on-campus dining
facilities, according to Phyllis Broadwell, Special Assistant
Auxiliary Services Coordinator. Students will have meal plans,
pre-paid "dining dollars" or add Coastal Cash to Mariner
Access Cards (MAC card). Staff and faculty will have similar pre-paid
options available through the Bursar's Office or they can pay the
posted meal prices at the door with cash or personal bank card.
noted that Chartwells will begin recruiting students to work in
dining services by the end of June. Students will receive special
training to provide the friendly service that is a Chartwells'
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Student-submitted Acronym Adopted for New Title
Student Cari Dean of Brunswick, a teacher education
major, crafted the acronym that is the new, official title
for the Learning Center, according to Niki Schmauch, center
Academic Tutoring and Instruction Center, or
the "Attic," was the winning entry in the contest.